Kia Sportage (2022): The new model for Europe can do that
Market launch: early 2022, prices from around 25,000 euros
Dimensions: EU Sportage with short wheelbase
● Length: 4515 mm
● Width: 1865 mm
● Height: 1645 mm
● Wheelbase: 2680 mm
● Trunk volume (combustion engine): 591 to approx. 1780 l
Optics: Sportage GT-Line shows the biggest differences
The roof is also available in a contrasting finish
At the side, the lower edge of the window, which rises from the B-pillar, is particularly noticeable. Due to the tapering towards the top, it visually elongates the Sportage. Kia has one for the European model other D-pillar donated. Instead of a large chrome element, it bears the body color – which interrupts the window trim that is only continued on the roof spoiler. Speaking of which Roof: That can in the GT-Line now for the first time in contrasting paintwork be ordered.
The storage volume of the hybrid models is a little smaller
Interior: The Kia Sportage benefits greatly from the EV6
Driving: firm, but still comfortable (update!)
Conclusion from Andreas May: Kia sets an example for compact SUVs! Modern layout, top cockpit with the best connectivity and combustion engine with 48-volt electrical system, later also as a plug-in hybrid. This Sportage is not just a VW Tiguan competition, BMW, Audi and Mercedes can also take a look at it!
Infotainment: special controls in the Kia
At the infotainment Kia installed the latest generation of its UVO system with blue-violet symbols that are reminiscent of neon advertising from the 1980s. The system can quick and intuitive operate and react to touch commands without delay, updates are carried out “over the air”. A novelty is the control panel underneath, the Kia “Multi Mode Touch” says: Basically it is a screen for controlling the air conditioning, the temperature is still set here with physical knobs. At the touch of a finger, however, the climate control panels disappear; instead, navigation and radio shortcuts for the infotainment screen appear. This works very well the first time you try it, even if it seems a bit redundant. The gear selection is now done via a rotary control, next to which there are still the last remaining buttons.
in the Fund of the new Kia Sportage it works quite spacious to, even adults have enough space. Only the headroom is somewhat limited, but this is partly due to the optional glass roof. They are nice Coat hooks in the front headrests, on which you can hang clothes hangers without obscuring the view from the side windows.
Driver assistants: a big plus in terms of driving safety
Engines: Drives come from the Hyundai Tucson
Warranty: Kia Sportage continues to be seven years
Market launch for the European Sportage is Early 2022. Kia does not yet reveal the starting price. Taking into account the usual price increases when changing models, Sportage should be number five around 25,000 euros start – including those known from Kia guarantee seven years or over 150,000 kilometers.